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Wikipedia policy on living persons[edit]

The Wikipedia high standards for Biographies of Living persons. To keep within those standards, I've removed a number of comments from this talk page. New editors are encouraged to read the Wikipedia policy on living persons. Jeff Carr 09:48, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Nobel Prize nominee?[edit]

Ism't it a little misleading to say he played "late death row inmate and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Stanley Williams"? Wouldn't you find it odd to see that an actor played 'Nazi leader and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Adolf Hitler'? He has also nominated... I was under the impression that Williams' nomination was widely disregarded as inappropriate attention seeking by those who supported his clemency, as the nominations are not done by the Nobel committee itself but by professors at universities and the like.

Vague record[edit]

I am removing "he is the 4th person in history to win an academy award and have a #1 album", while this maybe true it is vague. It's a movie award and a music chart posistion. It's not like a grammy and an academy award (two compareable award shows from the worlds of music and acting) or a #1 album and a #1 box office movie (two compareable success' in these worlds). Furthermore, this vague claim only counts the music charts of the USA, there are music charts in hundreds of other countries and therefore many more "#1 albums" that this piece of trivia excludes. 01:50, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

Neutrality Dispute[edit]

I have posted a neutrality dispute in regards to the Miami Vice section. While some of these issues may be true based on sources, the word choice takes on a negative perspective rather than a neutral one.

I fail to see the POV here, the section basically repeats what's in the article linked to. I don't see how telling people he acted like an arrogant tw*t and forcing a massive change in a film he was working on, coupled with his b*tching over not being paid enough millions (and demanding top billing) is POV. Seek100 03:00, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

I fail to see the POV here Yes, that's because it's your POV. It does NOT repeat what the Variety article says, which hardly mentions Jamie Foxx at all except to say filming was delayed because of his commitment to Jarhead. Whatever your motivations are for fabricating derogatory comments about Jamie Foxx (possibly racist), they do not belong in a Wikipedia article and I vote for the entire section to be removed unless some proper sources are obtained which substantiate the allegations. User:Jaganath 12:43, 05 August 2006 (UTC)
I've removed the Miami Vice section as there was no reference. The guidelines here are "Be very firm about high quality references". If someone can find a reference, then put it back in the Trivia section. Jeff Carr 09:04, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

White washed[edit]

Can we find another way of saying the character is white washed? I don't remember the show are we saying that the character's flaw was that he acted white? Maybe we should say what particular what particular white traits we are talking about instead of using a slang term. --Gbleem 05:02, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

The six or three with Oscars and number 1 albums[edit]

It says 6 then it says three in the parentheses. It should be one of four and the other three in parentheses. Eminem did not win an oscar for acting. Cher does not have a number one album.

Cher does not have a number one album in the United States. She cannot be added to the list.


I've restored the arrest section YET AGAIN. We're not in the business of removing verifiable relevant information about celebrities just because it shows them in a bad light. If you need a justification for it's inclusion, try the fact that Foxx is known for his squeaky clean image, and attacking police officers is somewhat incompatible with his general image and opinions. exolon 03:03, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

I've removed the arrest section. You're right, but we're not in the business of adding one event because it shows them in a bad light. One "disturbing the peace" charge does not a controversy make (and note that the other charges were dropped). Ral315 (talk) 17:05, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
Sorry, I'm not buying that. It's factual, neutral, verifiable and relevant. It's going back in. If you still object then I would suggest an RFC on it's inclusion. exolon 18:41, 5 November 2006 (UTC)
It doesn't seem to notable enough to deserve it's own section. How about it just a bullet point in the trivia section? Jeff Carr 08:30, 7 November 2006 (UTC)
Hmm, that seems like a reasonable idea. I'm willing to accept that. exolon 17:08, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Alliant International University[edit]

Alliant International University lists Eric Bishop as an alumni, so I've added that to the trivia section. Jeff Carr 08:33, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Talking of which, he is categorised in Category:Juilliard School people, but no mention in the article, or in on-line bio. Is this right? Johnbod 01:21, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

This page needs the Best Actor Oscar links at the bottom (like seymor hoffman and forrest have) - kev

snoop dogg tha best rapper.

The Jamie Foxx Show[edit]

Shouldn't this article say something about his acting career on TV, the Jamie Foxx show? ~CT —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:27, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Only Black Person to win the Acadamy Award[edit]

Why is it mentioned that Foxx is 'probably' the only 'black person' listed to have won an Acadamy Award? Isn't this very American-cntric, as American society places such high attantion to issues of race? I know that the english wiki is by default very American centric. But wikipedia is an english dictionary, not an American dictionary. If Jamie and the Acadamy Awards where European, this would not even be considered for iclusion...

Not to mention, completely untrue. He is far from the "only black person" to have won any kind of an Academy Award, even Best Actor (Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington...). (talk) 16:50, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Jamie Foxx as Shaft?[edit]

In the filmography section this article mentions that Jamie Foxx will be playing Shaft in 2009, but try as I might I can't find mention of this anywhere. Can someone confirm this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by MXMissles (talkcontribs) 03:24, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

I couldn't find any information on the movie itself, so I went ahead and removed it. DiverseMentality 03:58, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Piano Lessons[edit]

In "Early Life" it says age five, then in "Music Career" it says age three. There's only a reference for age five, so I'm inclined to believe that one and change the other. (talk) 14:06, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Jamie dissing Miley Cyrus[edit]

Should that be included? I think so. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:19, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

If it is, it should be put into context; Foxx wasn't simply spouting off random insults. (talk) 06:51, 20 April 2009 (UTC) He went off in a racist diatribe against a 16 yr old girl. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:19, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Was this an important enough controversy to warrant mention ? Are people still talking about it ? Or is it something that has passed ? -- Beardo (talk) 16:14, 4 July 2010 (UTC)

Foxx, who has millions of fans, told a minor with millions of fans, Miley Cyrus, to do drugs and have sex. This is notable. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:08, 26 December 2012 (UTC)


Jamie Foxx has donce a public service announcement for Do Something to promote food trives in local communities.[1]

Daughters age[edit]

Yeah was just saying I was watching this interview he done on Tyra Banks and he was speaking bout his daughters age and he says she's 15 therefore she must have been born in 1994, not 1995(which is written in his article under personal life). Just thought I would say, you might want to change it, and here's the link incase you don't believe me.

it's within the first 10 seconds. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:00, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

unreferenced and likely false[edit]

" and a $1500 fine which he refused to pay and as a result went to jail for six months"

Neither of the cited references 24 or 25 mention 6 months in jail.

I have not been able to substantiate the claim. This claim should be substantiated with a reference to a court judgment or retracted.

Other web references to 6 months jail time are to this section of this very article.

Foxx was in a film released in 2003 and had his best year in 2004 - when was he in jail for six months? I can find no such order for Dierdre Dixon.

Perhaps of more interest is the plea bargain which spared him trial on felony charges. G. Robert Shiplett 18:41, 8 March 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Grshiplett (talkcontribs)

Obama comments[edit]

I just reverted an IP editor pushing some odd stuff about some comments Foxx made on BET, in which he thanked "God" and "Our lord and savior, Barack Obama". It appears to be floating around the conservative blogosphere, but there doesn't seem to be any actual controversy in the mainstream press, so I removed it. In addition, they ham-handedly tried to create a "controversies" section, which, unless they've edited the manual of style lately, is not considered best practice. Finally, they moved an item from a section that mentioned it, without bothering to edit the section header, which further suggests the editor was more concerned with creating a controversies section, in order to push a POV, than making the article look good.

All in all, I feel it's a safe revert, but my experience tells me that others will likely show up to push this supposed "controversy", as a result, I'm more fully explaining my revert here. Sχeptomaniacχαιρετε 23:41, 26 November 2012 (UTC)


I re-inserted the comments and added the source. We can negotiate to what level of controversy these comments are generating but the facts are the facts. We shouldn't white-wash comments just because they put Jamie Foxx in a bad light. Today is Nov 26 and the news just broke, it may generate further press attention or it may not--but the comment should stand on its own merit, independent of political ideology. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:14, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

It's always easy to spot someone with an agenda. Rather than make a logical argument for inclusion and bring better sourcing, they whine about "whitewashing" and assume motives. The current sourcing is to a Washington Post blog and a YouTube video, making it still pretty shoddily sourced at this point, but it's at least appropriately integrated into the article, so, meh. Sχeptomaniacχαιρετε 18:00, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
Outdated, yes I know... but there is an article from the Huffington Post [1], clearly a progressive publication, which expands on Foxx's comments. This article does not fall under what you called "the conservative blogosphere", in fact its the exact opposite. There was tons of controversy in the mainstream media over the comments Foxx made about Obama, so I'm not sure why Sχeptomaniac is saying that there "doesn't seem to be any actual controversy." Just from a quick Google search, the first page hits back with all articles on this topic. Meatsgains (talk) 17:52, 13 January 2014 (UTC)


Please read WP:RELTIME and fix the introduction so that it does not use the word recent. Wikipedia claims to be an encyclopedia, which requires writing things in a certain way and avoiding unnecessary time dependent phrases. If it matters then be specific and say when, but otherwise avoid phrases like "current" "recent" or "now". -- (talk) 05:24, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

sympathy for stan tookie williams, the gangster and murderer[edit]

foxx's movie "redemption" was the story of this murderous gangster. foxx and other celebrities such as snoop dogg publicly opposed the murderer's execution as "unfair". — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:25, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Personal life[edit]

In the Personal life section there is a "needs expansion" tag. Let's work towards expanding the section with more content with reliable references so we can remove the tag. What I was wondering is if we should include information regarding his political beliefs. I noticed on Denzel Washington's personal page, not to say these two have any ties but for the sake of similar pages, he has his political ideology and his support for Barack Obama listed under his Personal life section. Any help or thoughts on what else can be used to expand the page is appreciated. Thanks! Meatsgains (talk) 17:37, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 July 2014[edit]

2006–2009: Dreamgirls and Intuition first paragraph, last sentance.

"A few months later in October 2009, He played a starring role alongside Gerard Butler in the thriller Law Abiding Citizen."

He should have a lower case h Greenoaks (talk) 04:50, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Thanks for pointing that out! —Mr. Granger (talk · contribs) 04:53, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Moved by Mistake[edit]

I was editing another Wikipedia and I moved the English Wiki article Jamie Foxx to '''Jimii Fooksi''' by mistake. I was planning to move the same article in another language, not the English Wiki article (I had opened both to have a look at the content). After recognizing what I have done, I returned content back to the original article. It seems I was not able to undo the move for unknown reason. The problem now is, the talk page and the history is on the new article. Can somebody help fix this? Sorry for that it was not supposed to happen. Tumsaa (talk) 13:09, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ "Jamie Foxx Promotes Feed the Need". Do Something. Retrieved 2008-11-17.